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Poster: mygdal Date: May 11, 2004 5:37pm
Forum: petabox Subject: Supplier for the 1u racks?

Wondering who's the supplier for your 1u racks?

Commercially available?

"Capricorn Tech"?

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Poster: CR Saikley Date: May 21, 2004 1:54am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Supplier for the 1u racks?

We could not find the right feature set in any off-the-shelf enclosure, therefore we designed our own. The enclosure fabricator is California PC Products in Hollister CA. We'll be posting the CAD files at this site soon.

We are also working towards making these systems available to the public.

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Poster: zippy Date: Jan 4, 2005 3:59am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Supplier for the 1u racks?

I'm currently looking at 2U and 4U cases, and I'm wondering what were the features that were unique to the Petabox that you couldn't find in existing cases?

I am guessing they had to do with airflow - is this correct?

--Pat

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Poster: Mericomp Date: May 12, 2004 8:51am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Supplier for the 1u racks?

Meridian Computer Systems,1584 Meridian Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125 - Sam Mortazavi - sam@mericomp.com - Tel. 866-238-2265

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Poster: Kz Date: May 19, 2004 3:02am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Supplier for the 1u racks?

I think the original poster was asking for the 1u rackmount _cases_
I'm deploying a similar system (not as big, should start with 10TB), and of course i'm using VIA mini-Itx mainboards; but it's so hard to find 1u cases with 4 drive bays. In the end, i've settled for a nice 3bay case from servercase.com (but i see they now have a 5bay case for mini-ITX...)

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Poster: Jeff Anderson-Lee Date: May 20, 2004 6:01am
Forum: petabox Subject: Re: Supplier for the 1u racks?

At UC Berkeley we are also working on a large storage system and having trouble with 1U cases. Short of having a custom case designed (which we are considering) we are looking at the RM1012 from Synergy Global Inc, which is an inexpensive case for 3x 3.5 plus 1x 5.25. With a set of rails you can install 4x 3.5 disks. It's a bit long, but can convert to center-mount and has room for one PCI card (with ribbon cable riser) if you want to experiment with 1000bT instead of just 100bT (as we do).

http://www.rackmountmart.com/rm1u/rm1012.htm

[No ties to the company other than we bought one case so far.]

Followup: This case has a soft power switch but no reset button.

This post was modified by Jeff Anderson-Lee on 2004-05-20 13:01:58